From his homeland of Argentina to success in Italy, World Cup glory and his drugs downfall, here's a look at his life in photos
25 November, 2020, 11:55 pm
Last modified: 26 November, 2020, 12:17 am
Diego Maradona - displaying the World Cup in 1986, during a training session, and with his ex-wife Claudia and their daughters Dalma and Gianina Composite photo: Collected from BBC
Diego Maradona was a genius on the football pitch and much more than just a 'colourful' figure off it. From his homeland of Argentina to success in Italy, World Cup glory and his drugs downfall, here's a look at his life in photos.
Maradona made his World Cup finals debut for Argentina at the 1982 tournament in Spain but really made his mark four years later. Photo: BBC, Getty Images
Handshake with England goalkeeper Peter Shilton before the World Cup quarter-final in Mexico in 1986 Photo: BBC, Getty Images
The 'Hand of God' goal against England, followed by the 'Goal of the Century' Photo: BBC, Getty Image
Maradona was named player of the tournament after inspiring Argentina to victory in 1986, and helped the side reach the final four years later Photo: BBC, Getty Images
Maradona was an icon at Italian club Napoli where he won the Uefa Cup in 1989, plus two league titles. The number 10 shirt was retired in his honour Photo: BBC, Getty Images
Maradona, pictured in 2001, struggled with a drug addition and weight issues Photo: BBC, Getty Images
Maradona, then manager of the national side, passes on his wisdom to forward Lionel Messi at the 2010 World Cup but they are beaten 4-0 by Germany in the quarter-finals Photo: BBC, Getty Images
Maradona poses with a banner of himself at the Argentina v Nigeria game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia Photo: BBC, Getty Images
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